It’s been a whirlwind tour of Asia-Pac via Cathay Pacific. Last Thursday and Friday was in HongKong. Seeing the office move to North Point while also in for some key meetings with my direct report.
Then came back Saturday evening, then Sunday evening fly to Sydney for a Regional meeting. It’s been great so far with BAT. Learning lots, excellent and smart people, and having a great time on the company expenses. I flew business class on Cathay and I do believe I will have hit my AA Gold/Plat Challenge with this trip… and I’ve got 2, maybe there more trips left next month to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and HK again. It’s quite nice.
Interesting thing at the airport though… waking up at 3:30am for a 6:25am flight and luckily I did because I found out that Australia requires US citizens to apply for visas to enter!!! So why are the Americans requiring Aussies to get visas? So much for being friends and part of the “coalition of the willing”. Crazy I tell you. :O. At least they make it easy and there’s an electronic visa application. Cathay did it for me at the check-in counter and got it sorted out in 20 mins. Whew.
I never thought that I’d be back here in Sydney again since after 1994 I was here with my buddy Coops….. and here I am. Just had dinner at Biondi beach at a place called Nicks. Fantastic. The BAT Aussie guys really taking care of us.
So for now, enjoying it after a couple of lean years…. Life is an adventure. God is certainly giving me this.